Displacing power from the dance floor : a postcolonial gendered reading of Mark 6:14-29

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Eck, Ernest
dc.contributor.postgraduate Molopyane, Lethabo Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-12T09:37:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-12T09:37:29Z
dc.date.created 20/10/01
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description Dissertation (MTh)--University of Pretoria, 2020.
dc.description.abstract The study rereads the narrative of Mark 6:14-29 from Homi Bhabha’s postcolonial theory of mimicry and ambivalence. Unlike other interpretations that focus on the death of John the Baptist by Herod, the focal point of this study is the daughter who danced during Herod’s banquet. By taking account of the female body that is culturally represented as the inferior gender, and the use of status to determine power, the text is interpreted through the lenses of gender theory and the social-scientific model of honour and shame. By observing the unequal power structures and the suppression of female bodies, the study indicates that the daughter, through her dance, gained agency, reconstructed her identity, and displaced power on a dance floor. Instead of being a sexual male gaze, she became a negotiator to Herod.
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dc.description.degree MTh
dc.description.department New Testament Studies
dc.identifier.citation Molopyane, LM 2020, Displacing power from the dance floor : a postcolonial gendered reading of Mark 6:14-29, MTh Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/78480>
dc.identifier.other S2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/78480
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
dc.rights © 2020 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.
dc.subject UCTD
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject Mimicry
dc.subject Dance
dc.subject Honour and shame
dc.subject Social-scientific criticism
dc.title Displacing power from the dance floor : a postcolonial gendered reading of Mark 6:14-29
dc.type Dissertation


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